Definition of annals noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈænlz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈænlz//
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  1. 1an official record of events or activities year by year; historical records His deeds went down in the annals of British history. She was remembered in the annals of the war. This is a historic day in the annals of the team.
  2. 2used in the title of academic journals Annals of Science, vol. viii
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin annales (libri) ‘yearly (books)’, from annus ‘year’.
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